I installed a stat counter awhile back. At first, I was really interested to see how many people were reading my blog.
It definitely is interesting to see how many people come to my blog every day. It is also of note that most people must do their blog searching/reading while at work as hits go down dramatically on the weekends.
At first, I checked my stats almost every day. I won't lie, I liked to see my numbers increasing, and the amount of time that people stayed to "visit" increased as well. Vanity? Perhaps. But I'd also like to hope that perhaps people have come and found something comforting on these pages. Maybe it's simply the knowledge that you are not alone. Miscarriages do happen to other people. As devastating as it is, you can and will survive. And if I am not proof enough, check out the blog roll to the side.
Lately, I just haven't had as much time to obsess over the statistics. When I went to check them today, however, I found something interesting. Almost every day, people are actually putting in searches for "taking the statistical bullet blog" (or some such close variation). At first, I thought that it must be a mistake, but I started looking back and almost every day, someone's search includes those words.
This can only mean one thing: people out there are looking for me! And not in a bad way. Nope, I pay my taxes, parking tickets, and late movie-rental charges. I stay on the "right" side of the law. So they are obviously searching me out for my blog. It actually is kind of humbling.
I know there are a lot of you out that don't delurk to comment. I set up my blog so that I can accept anomynous comments. I'd love to hear from you, find out what brought you here, what your story is. So, if you think of it. . . post a comment! After all, my stat counter only tells me so much.